Know Thyself has ratings and 9 reviews. Shannette said: Akbar has built a wonderful case for the need for the inner journey. Who are we and why are w. Know Thyself by Na¶Im Akbar. What distinguishes human life from all other animals on earth is the ability to acquire knowledge. Knowledge is the capacity to . 1 Jan The Paperback of the Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.
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Divinely given Will which will help them to master their physical and mental selves. We dis- cover, for an example, that our spirit is the most powerful kniw in our make up.
In addition to the personal history and experiences that have helped to shape our personal self, we must also seek to fully understand what are the spe- cial talents and characteristics that we have contained in our separate make-up. The fact that they hear the stories of the great European Conquerors such as Columbus, Livingstone, Napoleon and Alexander the Great is the transmission of a legacy of competence that thtself arc told implicitly that they share.
The stories of the many slaves who resisted their enslavement must be told. Hilliard, III to your wish list.
With no evidence beyond the projection of their own conduct, European critics assume that Africans will systematically distort history not only for the corrective telling of their own story, but will necessarily exclude the contributions of others.
For the sake of the argument we are developing here, it would seem that their educational system is very respectful of the fundamental criteria for providing a good education for oneself and that is, it should be directed towards the objective of obtaining self-knowledge.
Therefore, a part of what must be done in the educational process is to incorporate techniques that advance the awareness of the invisible or transper- sonal components of the Self. They are then able to acquire the physical resources of millions, which gives them even greater influence in the material world. If you don’t have it already, you will walk away from this book with a renewed spirit and greater sense of self worth!
Dominique rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Speak truth in your house that the princes of the earth may respect you. As is evident from the educa- tional system of other peoples around the globe, knowledge of ones particular tribal self does not preclude knowledge of other tribes, nor does it require other 30 31 As I have discussed above, information is only one form of instruction that restores the awareness of the tribal self.
The absence of information to help us remember this part of the self and the loss of rituals to help us recall have contributed to our miseducation and our psychological trauma.
Being righteous at the core and fundamentally submissive to the Divine order characterizes the ultimate nature of the human being. Probably, the earliest step in this educational process is selecting a name. Consciousness is a valued human asset and every people seek ways to enhance their knowledge — particularly their self-knowledge.
America, Israel, France, etc.
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The laws gov- erning effective cooperation require a akba responsibility to consider the needs of those who share your cooperative unit. This is one of the reasons that African-Americans are so often the victims of preventable diseases such as drug abuse, obesity, smoking, lack of exercise. These are the images that inspire the repetition of the feats of greatness that their ancestors have achieved.
They certainly acknowledge that China s civilization was already ancient when the Europeans found their way there and certainly America was fully occupied when the European explorers stumbled on the American con- tinent.
Those who have limited influence are considered weak or certainly, lacking in power.
Joan of Arc, Galileo. This miseducation actually maintains the men- tal enslavement of people.
KNOW THYSELF, by Na’im Akbar, Forward by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III
The ability to go into these structures, smell the stench, feel the heat and relive the fear and pain that was endured in these places replays the ancestral tragedy of these places.
Certainly there is much about human survival that has to do with the transmission 1 of certain skills and the earliest learning that we experience firmly implants many of those basic skills, such as walking, speaking a language, etc.
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knoq On the other hand they would justify, even glo- rify or deny their atrocities in order that remediation would not be deemed neces- sary. Miseducation actually begins at the level at which the person is taught an alien identity and nothing about their true identity.
Woodson and including con- temporary scholars such as Molefi Asante, Yosef ben Jochannan.
People can be mammals thydelf engage in many animal-like processes of primitive conduct of survival and life. The proposal that active and deliberate inclusion of the perspective, cultural and his- torical experiences of formerly excluded peoples raises the anger and eyebrows of people who have come to take their exclusive educational approach for granted.
Although the book is targeted primarily towards African Americans, it isn’t done in an overly racial and exclusive manner, it’s an easy read for anyone of aibar race. The protest has been far in excess of the require- ments of the demand but the protest has been brutal and intense.
Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar
The process continues and mod- em European- American civilization represents the result of this evolution. Large numbers of our nxim end up it detention facilities, strung-out on drugs or dead in the struggle to manage this infection ot not knowing how to become adults. In order to influence the vision, we must have the power of information as well as inspiration. It is for this reason abar the strong cry for an Afrocentric aibar has gone up from the most gifted educators within the African-American community.
The objective is to progress along the highway of life. Be the first to review this product! Though these things have been made to appear very complex and abstract, even magical, the bottom lice is that people establish mechanisms to insure the survival of themselves and knoe kind.
This is why the primary lesson of education is love. The people whom he has been ordered to serve have been belittled by his teachers to the extent that he can hardly find delight in undertaking what his education has led him to think is impossible.